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-It may be the Ruth Sokolof Theater but, on Thursday, September 8 at 7 pm, it will become Herman’s House. Film Streams and the Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals are presenting a special screening of the aforementioned Herman’s House, a documentary about a man who spent 40 years in solitary confinement. Followed by a panel discussion, this screening intends to shed light on issues of incarceration, recidivism and art, which is more important a trio than the Three Amigos, no matter what Chevy Chase tells you. This event is part of Film Streams’ Community Development Program; if you have a decent proposal (as opposed to an indecent one), the quarterly deadlines for consideration are January 2, April 1, July 1, and October 1. Hop to it! Figuratively, nobody takes people who jump to-and-fro seriously.

Film Streams ain’t done culturally stepping their game up! From now through September 27, the arthouse will be partnering with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies for Cinemateca 2016. This is the fifth celebration of Latino, Latin-American and Spanish cinema that includes special screenings with free pre-show food and post-show discussions! Eat before and chew the fat after! Get it?! The Tuesday screenings are at 7 pm, with conversations following the showings. Hit Film Streams’ website for more info. Figuratively, please don’t punch your computer.

Film Streams has yet one more thing for me to tell you about, because apparently they take the fall very seriously. Starting October 8, the 2016-17 season of The Met: Live in HD begins. This is a collaboration between Film Streams and Opera Omaha, so there’s a lot of singing in foreign languages involved. If you’re ready to appear classy or, you know, actually like the opera, you can buy a season pass ($24 general, $20 for members, Opera Omaha subscribers, and Met members). Having attended my first opera like a fancy man last year, I can tell you the experience is totes worth it, even if you’re not supposed to say things like “totes” if you see the opera.

-A bad-ass collision of music and movies is unfolding down at The Alamo Drafthouse! On September 8 at 9 pm, One More Time With Feeling will be shown one time for the first time … although none of that seems to make sense. The film represents the first opportunity to hear “Skeleton Tree,” the 16th studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, who despite their name, are good musicians. The movie is directed by Andrew Dominik, who is best known by me for the awesome Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and precedes the album release the next day. If you’re a Nick Cave fan, this is must-see stuff. If you’re not, tell a Nick Cave fan and you’ll get bonus friend points! 

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